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Some question the cost and necessity of the high-tech amenities at the high school level.
Plea for civil communication voiced at public meeting.
South metro schools add more classes and high-tech tools for students.
The Elko New Market skatepark, like several other metro-area skateparks, is aging. But updating the park’s equipment would cost at least $40,000.
The facility would be loud and bring in too much traffic, residents say.
Computer problems plagued this year’s tests, but state officials say the glitches did not affect students’ results.
The Farmington school board has approved putting two questions on the November ballot asking residents for more money to maintain district buildings and avoid increasing…
The $150 fee applies to those living 2 miles or less away from school.
Owner of Fur-Ever Wild keeps wolves, cougars, foxes and bobcats on 100-acre Dakota County property that operates as a petting zoo and working fur farm.
The money would pay for technology upgrades and additional teachers.
Many local officials say the market research is helpful, but some wonder if it’s necessary when there are online alternatives.
Cannon Falls, St. Paul teachers communicated improperly with students, the state says.
The school board reduced fees for the costliest sports and capped the total cost per family.
The classrooms are mostly empty — students are more focused on fireworks and lazy summer days — but school districts are humming with preparations…
Districts must still offer the test to students who want to take it.
City officials raised concerns about appearance, hidden dangers and fires after superintendent suggested prairie grass instead of sod at renovated middle school.
$100,000 from state will pay for study of fallen hillside that has Jordan in limbo.
Officials in three south metro districts say the money is too little, too late.
The Shakopee, Lakeville and Prior Lake districts are looking for ways to get their students real-world work experience.
The learning lab on wheels will be serving students at Queen Anne Courts.
The state and ACT say the test-scoring process is on schedule.
After-school program encourages teamwork and self-confidence
Prior Lake High School is just the third Minnesota school to withdraw from the federally funded meal program, choosing to provide school breakfast and lunch all on its own.
Teams from several south metro schools participate in Girls on the Run, which encourages teamwork and self-confidence.
Oak Ridge and Echo Park campuses will emphasize STEM, leadership.
When the recently approved high school expansion is complete, there will be room to house grades 9-12 in one building.
Course aims to help teachers recognize, prevent bullying.
Both school districts tout success of new schools, but only one will grow next year.
Several school districts have policies restricting memorials that honor deceased students or teachers.
But before students can fill in a single bubble, schools have to meet ACT’s many test-day requirements: no public address announcements or bells, desks arranged 3 feet apart, and a mandated start time, regardless of a school's regular schedule.
A teacher with a geological passion is inspiring young rock hounds.
Shrey Pothini, 11, planned the citywide day of volunteering.
Student rankings by GPA would be replaced with Latin honors based on percentiles.
Security system alarms were set off 25 times in a few months in evenings and on weekends
The West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan schools offer enrichment classes over break.
Newly restored, the old Schumacher’s is on the market, and the city hopes it will reopen and revive downtown.
State education officials have named the district “racially isolated” compared to neighboring Hastings.
There are five metro-area high schools with 2,500 students or more. By 2018, there could be at least 10, depending on voter approval.
With a $700,000 projected deficit, parents and school board members question proposals and their timing.
The mayor is pushing for the improvements, even though three past referendums have failed.
To enhance flexibility and collaboration, students will move to four-period block scheduling, allowing for more time in each class.
While some board members say it would bring more transparency, others fear a loss of candid discussion.
A $58.5 million proposal would upgrade various buildings and account for a growing student body.
Scott County offering, Reflections, helps youth stay up to date on schoolwork while getting the necessary treatment.
From running classrooms to maintaining schools, educating students is costly and requires many supplies. Districts issue some employees credit cards to make purchasing items…
At Apple Valley’s School of Environmental Studies, the 400 juniors and seniors say the school’s appeal is as much about the environment inside the building as it is the theme that unites their studies.
The Apple Valley instructor goes outside the classroom to teach students about climate change.
The Children’s Castle Theater will present “Honk!”, a musical version of the Hans Christian Anderson classic “The Ugly Duckling” aimed at kids. The story of…
Education officials named Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan ‘racially isolated’ compared to nearby Hastings
The plan to double the size of the high school comes after a failed referendum for a second high school.
St. Thomas Academy will become an independent military school while still holding onto its traditions.
Future is uncertain for popular programs in east and west metro.
Principal John Garcia has turned Cedar Park STEM School into a success story, winning awards along the way
Spurred on by a concerned mom, a group of elementary school parents is tackling the achievement gap through conversation.
An unofficial tally for new officers taken by anonymous ballots at a December work session angered some residents.
More suburbs adopting a formal process for setting their legislative priorities.
Numbers are generally up in south metro districts.
As parents demand options once available only at charter or private schools, or in big-city districts, providing creative alternatives is helping the districts retain and attract students
Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan has approved legislative priorities for three years, while Lakeville began creating resolutions this year.
Whether the vote was a violation of open-meeting law or not, some residents are concerned about transparency.
Sarah Betts, a 14-year-old freshman at Visitation School, has designed a device to help others with arthritis.
Shakopee Mdewakanton member attended the Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.
A task force asked the community to weigh in on facilities, security and technology in preparation for a 2015 referendum.
Multicounty indictment against suspect Brian Fitch will stand, ruling says.
Three of the new labs have opened in the south metro, helping students ‘build their own future.’
At 93, George Schnell isn’t just one of a few remaining members of the Greatest Generation. He’s also the last living member of a group…
Investments in a new outlet area mall are in the middle of a debate between the school board and the City Council.
Three new labs have opened in the south metro. Students are learning to ‘build their own future.’
With high school population poised to grow, district eyes options to serve 3,200 students.
The Farmington school board approved the plan, but some members say it doesn’t have enough accountability built in.
In Minnesota, nearly 400 willing citizens are needed to step up to the plate.
High School League that booted girls for helping out, puts them up for sportsmanship award.
Voters said yes to school security, technology needs, but vetoed a new stadium at Sibley High.
Pair who stopped to help an injured runner at state meet were lauded but disqualified from the race.
Prior Lake High students say new federal rules mean lunches don’t meet dietary needs.